Student life

A campus surrounded by vibrant wall-to-wall culture

Lille is one of the youngest and most vibrant cities in France. IMT Lille Douai students are wonderfully well-situated for playing an active part in this exuberant and festive cultural environment. All passions and interests are catered for, including photography, film, music, theatre and the fine arts.


The youngest region in France

Lille Metropolis has over 100,000 students which are the heartbeat of the youngest region in France. The students enjoy a vibrant, cultural life which is second to none, near the major European capitals.

The young people in the Lille Metropolis are its strength, with 35% of the population being under the age of 25 – young people who are trained and represent 10% of French engineering graduates, full of purpose and brimming with ideas.


Lille is a major service development centre and home to several centres of excellence and innovation (Haute Borne, Euratechnologies, etc.). It is also a prime economic centre for the numerous information and communication technology markets.

Awarded the FrenchTech label, Lille Metropolis is a breeding ground for entrepreneurs as proven by the number of companies established in its territory – all types of businesses, 200 companies with over 200 employees, 150 medium-sized companies with great growth potential and over 9,000 business start-ups or takeovers every year.

Sport and culture

A weekend in London? An afternoon in Paris? A walk along the seafront? A ski down a slag heap? At IMT Lille Douai, all of these activities are within reach to spice up your weekends.

The region has exceptional architectural heritage and places culture at the heart of its development. The city of Lille is a benchmark in this field, boasting 15 museums, including the Palais des Beaux-Arts, the second largest museum in France outside Paris. You can also visit some of the finest museums in France: the Piscine de Roubaix, the Louvre-Lens, etc.

Partying is in the locals’ genes, as demonstrated by the many entertaining and unifying events held, such as the famous Braderie de Lille, the Main Square Festival, the Dunkirk Carnival and the Lille 3000 festivities.

Close to IMT Lille Douai

Paris and Brussels 1 hour away
London 2 hours away
Amsterdam 3hrs 30 min away